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California Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children. Our website provides information about CHN, current state and federal legislation affecting homeschooling families, and how to get started educating your children at home.
California law requires that all children between the ages of 6 and 18 attend a public full-time day school unless they are exempted. Understanding your options and abiding by the law will help you avoid truancy.
To learn more about homeschooling, visit our How to Homeschool page! You will find a wealth of information there, including Frequently Asked Questions, info on record-keeping, preschool, high school, and so much more! If you need assistance, feel free to contact CHN.
Private School Affidavit (PSA)
First time homeschoolers:
First time homeschoolers, choosing to file a private school affidavit (PSA), you may file anytime during the school year, unless you become your own school at the beginning of a school year, at which time, you would wait until the October 1st through 15th filing period. The CDE does not accept affidavits during the months of August and September, even if your school begins during these months. The current PSA is only for the current school year. You need to file annually if you continue to homeschool after the current school year.
Once you submit the form and receive your confirmation number, you should print a copy for your records.
You can either use this web address for the on-line form (under 6 students): http://www3.cde.ca.gov/psa/form.asp?formtype=blank or click on the button below.
Continuing homeschoolers that homeschool via a private school affidavit (PSA), the filing period is Oct. 1 through Oct. 15, 2018. PLEASE DO NOT FILE BEFORE OCT. 1! The CDE does not accept affidavits during the months of August and September, even if your school begins during these months. For more information about the PSA, click here. Don’t forget that once you submit the form and receive your confirmation number, you should print a copy for your records.
CHN updates the instructions when the PSA becomes available. Click the button below to access CHN’s easy to use, line-by-line directions for filing the 2018-2019 PSA for the 2018-2019 school year.
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What’s next after filing the Private School Affidavit? Check out CHN’s Private School Guide.
Download includes all forms you’ll need to establish and keep records for your Private School Affidavit (PSA) homeschool plus curriculum aids, reading lists, chore charts, support group helps, and more. For a complete listing of the contents, click here.
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